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piqaboo wrote: BigJon, you're getting a little nasty-edged in your discussion. I'd not call you on it, except you've called a few folks in that arena yourself, opening yourself up to a return of serve.
"Your analogy is busted beyond repair, because you have apparently been trained by the very folks who want to take your money"
"does your hatred of the free market system make you incapable"
piqaboo wrote: On another topic -
Why do you find dictionary.com to be an invalid source of definitions?
piqaboo wrote: Back to gambling:
anyone thought of buying puts? Care to differentiate them from anteing into the pot? Care to explain how they create wealth? I can see an argument that buying stock in Pfizer helps PFizer pay for the next round of drug development and manufacture, hence creating wealth, but buying the right to make money if the stock value of a company drops seems completely unlinked from creating wealth as BigJon and Shap have been defining it.
BigJon@Work wrote:Puts have a legit purpose in reducing risk if you already own the stock and want to protect yourself from a drop in price. They are wealth insurance. A naked put is no different than any other gamble.
BigJon@Work wrote: ...The second was definitely a dig at GCs posts in other threads which expressed hatred towards the free market.
piqaboo wrote:Dictionary.com's source for:
"put": The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
1) The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company
2)Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
3)WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
You have a problem with these sources?
GreatCarouser wrote:BigJon@Work wrote: ...The second was definitely a dig at GCs posts in other threads which expressed hatred towards the free market.
I'd be interested in seeing those.....
"Looters found despoiling the dead were summarily executed by the militia - stood against the nearest wall or pile of debris and shot without the hindrance of a trial. The same brutal justice was delivered to amateur photographers. “Word received from Galveston today indicates that Kodak fiends are being shot down like thieves. Two, it is stated, were killed yesterday while taking pictures of nude female bodies.”
— Dallas News, September 14, 1900
barfle wrote:Serenity wrote:(Quit hoggin' the board Shap)
He's got that PW lust, now that he's taken over second place.
“We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different.”
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